Surprisingly, our parish has had to increase our order for altar breads because we have been having extra people at Mass, despite Covid-19. Or maybe because of Covid-19?
Some priests worried when in light of the pandemic the Bishops of Australia decided to dispense everyone from our ordinary Sunday Mass obligation. What if people became used to not going to Mass? Would they all come back when the obligation was restored? I think for some people that is a danger. But on the other hand, so many people have been coming weekly and daily to worship God in the Mass! They come to receive the most amazing gift of Jesus in Holy Communion out of love, convinced that this is the best way to show our thanksgiving (that is what “Eucharist” means) to God and to obtain grace.
This is an opportune time to think about our attitude to Mass and what the Sunday Mass obligation means.
Read more in our August WAG.
Flood in The Philippines didn’t stop people from going to church for early morning Mass.